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The Fox that helps the Ospreys

Nathan Fox, from Bransty in Whitehaven, is protecting the future of Cumbria’s wildlife. Nathan is a Ranger for the Forestry Commission and for twenty years his work has kept him busy looking after our woodlands. Nathan’s beat covers 26 different forests scattered between the Eden Valley and Gosforth. It’s a huge area but well managed […]

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity helps over 1700 local animals in 2018

Thanks to the support of the local community, Oak Tree Animals’ Charity was able to help over 1,700 local animals in 2018 – more than double the amount cared for the previous year. Oak Tree, based in Wetheral Shields near Carlisle, finds unwanted animals loving forever homes and works proactively in the community to try […]

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Bee Event Creates A Buzz Around Egremont

Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s first ‘Get Cumbria Buzzing’ event in West Cumbria is a great success.  Over 200 people created a real buzz at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont recently, at an event which celebrated bees and also helped to preserve an important piece of the town’s industrial heritage.  People of all ages were drawn to […]

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Restoring Hardknott Forest

Wild About Cumbria: Hardknott Forest Regeneration

A new project is recruiting volunteers to help restore Hardknott Forest. Project Officer John Hodgson explains how you can get involved. The Duddon Valley is one of the more secluded of the Lake District’s valleys. It is also one of the most wooded; with it’s series of ancient oak woodlands which snake down the valley […]

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Cumbria Tackle

Tightlines with Cumbria Tackle

Photo: Cumbria Tackle – Chris Parry catches a smooth hound off the Whitehaven coast From coast to coarse, Paul Armstrong from Cumbria Tackle shares his fishing tips for the summer. West Cumbria has an incredibly diverse coast line that lends itself to some amazing fishing opportunities for either the novice or seasoned angler. Recently our […]

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity: A Friend to Animals For Over 100 Years

For over 100 years, Oak Tree Animals’ Charity has been at the forefront of animal welfare and this fascinating history could soon go on display at their Wetheral site. On 9 June 1909 draughtsman and passionate animal welfare pioneer, Francis Cox, launched The National Equine Defence League. The aim was to improve the plight of […]

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Cuttlefish, as found in Beachy Head rMCZ. Credit: Alex Mustard/2020 Vision

New Conservation Campaign To Protect Wildlife At Sea

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is urging people in Cumbria to sign up to a new e-petition to help with the conservation of wildlife in several special sites in the Irish Sea. The charity is urging people to sign the new e-petition on International Mud Day (29 June), as several of the proposed conservation sites are important […]

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Snow Leopard

New Snow Leopard Cub Greets New Zoo Manager

Did your first week in a new job include wrangling a new litter of wriggling meerkats? Or observing a brand-new snow leopard cub? These were just some of the surprise arrivals facing Lakeland Wildlife Oasis‘ new manager, Jack Williams – and he couldn’t believe his luck. With fewer than 8,000 left in the wild, the […]

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Battle to protect Cumbria’s seas receives a boost

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is welcoming the possibility of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones. Wildlife in two of Cumbria’s marine areas could receive protection after the Government announced a consultation on 41 proposed Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the UK. Sites on the Solway Firth and West of Copeland are among the areas which will now go […]

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Random Acts of Wildness at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is challenging families to take part in as many Random Acts of Wildness as they can at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve on Saturday 16 June as part of 30 Days Wild. The free event, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, is part of the Big Wild Weekend, to mark the middle of the 30 Days Wild challenge. More than […]

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